month : 04/2014 29 results

Featured Fitale Veronica Spriggs

FFFC: Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). VS:  Hi I’m Veronica Spriggs. I began using my real name on the internet after some advice from a mentor of mine. Before that I was very commonly known as Vivarant. I still use the screen name as well because after almost 10 years it too is very ...

Meal Mondays: 40-Clove Garlic Chicken

I was stalking ...ahem looking at some food sites and found this delicious looking garlic chicken recipe on Damn Delicious.  Damn Delicious is a food recipe site by Chung Ah and the woman knows how to throw down in the kitchen.  This garlic chicken recipe is just one of delicious creations featured on her site that just makes you want to ...

Reebok Crossfit Gear Sale (this weekend only)

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.    PRIVATE SALE ALERT: 50% Off Reebok CrossFit Gear  Are you a crossfit junkie?  Ok maybe not junkie but you are a faithful participant and in search of some additional gear now that the weather is warming up? Just this ...

Friday Five: Boot Camps

My Friday Five today has to do with 5 boot camps I highly recommend.  I am constantly asked what would recommend for boot camps that deliver results.  Welp - wait no longer here is a post completely dedicated to the topic.  These recommendation are from personal experience or based on information provided to me by friends who have participa...

S is for Snacks

// The letter "S" is for snacks.  If any of you are like me, working out multiple times a week constantly leaves me hungry throughout the day. On one hand that is a good thing, gives me an inclination my metabolism is burning but on the other hand - it gets difficult to make the right choice if I do not plan properly. Check out my quick ...

Q is for Quiet Time

There's something to be said for those individuals who have quiet time in the morning to meditate and spend time with themselves and God during the quiet hours of the morning.  They tend to be less stressed and happier people.  I know people personally who meditate and are better for it.  They are the see the cup half full vs. half empty ...

#FitTube Tag Episode 1: Getting to know you

FitTube Tag is a new series started by some of us fitness bloggers.  It is totally open and if you have a fitness, healthy living, or running blog as well as a YouTube channel and would like to join us - please do.  This week's theme was "Getting To Know You".   Since many of us have been linking up blog posts from our weekly Workout ...

P is for Push Ups

Any and everyone who knows me knows I enjoy doing push ups.  I know that sounds strange but I do.  You know why?  Due to another "P" word, powerful.  It makes me feel powerful. I do them in boot camp and with my personal trainer.  I do them on my own and while working out with my girls.  It is my go-to exercise. I started doing ...

Get Insanely Hard Muscles with the 300 Rise of an Empire Workout

Do you want to know how the hundreds of muscle bound bodies covering the screen in the movie 300 Rise of an Empire got so unbelievably ripped?  Well I did the research for you. Unfortunately the cast exercised for 3 hours a day under a very strict regime set forth by Gym Jones.  However, by researching the program I was able to take the core ...

Reasons Why I Wake Up Early to Workout

I have determined the best time of day for me to get my workout in is first thing in the morning.  It took a while for me to draw this conclusion but several things helped me get here.  First let me start by saying I began a regular fitness program in 2005 after being inspired by a co-worker who survived breast cancer.  She was in her 50's ...

#FitTube Tag

I am extremely excited.  Femme Fitale Fit Club is teaming up with some amazing and awesome fitness, health, wellness and running bloggers to bring to you our first ever FitTube Tag. What is FitTube Tag?  It is basically 20 questions each of us answers via video.  I am sure to learn some new things about the ladies I've been linking up ...

The DCNs of Fitness

Military fitness trainer and inventor of Strength Stack 52 fitness cards,  Sergeant Michael Volkin, has only three main rules for staying in shape. He refers to all three of these rules as the DCNs of fitness. “If you use my rules of DCN, you will have a killer body and be healthier than ever” he claims. So what is DCN? We wanted to know too, ...

Meal Mondays: Sticky Bourbon Chicken

I was stalking ...ahem looking at some food sites and found this recipe on Pinch of Yum.  Pinch of Yum has a delectable food site with recipes that will make your mouth water.  This dish in particular looked so delectable I just had to try it myself.  The name alone sounds delectable and I am always searching for new recipes to serve to my ...

Our Fitness Favorites & Online Store

You may have noticed a new item on our top menu bar......at the end.  YES we opened an Amazon store with all of our fitness favorites from cookbooks, workout DVDs, exercise equipment and much more.  This way we can share what we have used, highly recommend and stand by. We hope you peruse our "aisles" and check it out.   If there are any ...

New Workout Wednesday Co-Hostesses

Sheila of The Frugal Exerciser and I decided to collaborate on our own blog link up targeting fitness, wellness, health and running blogs.  We named it Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up because it was catchy and fairly described what we were blogging about and linking up. We kicked off our very first Workout Wednesday Link Up on Wednesday, ...

J is for Jump Rope

Easily one of my favorite forms of cardio, I think many of us forget how effective jumping rope is.  I decided to buy a jump rope years into my adulthood when I watched Zuzana of Zuzka Light and formerly of the BodyRock TV days jumping rope and working up a sweat.  Another fitness guru who got me motivated to jump rope was Jennifer Nicole ...

Feature Fridays – Workout Equipment

We here at Femme Fitale Fit Club enjoy working out at home, in the gym and outside just to name a few places.  We thought it would be a good idea to share the workout equipment we use for our workouts as we find they render excellent results.  Check them out for yourself. Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.   ...

I is for I.C.E.

  I.C.E. is the typical combination for anyone with an injury that requires recuperation.   I = Ice – the cold helps muscles constrict and alleviates pain and swelling.  If a body party is injured it typically swells and this helps to better manage that.  C = Compression - Sqeeze baby…….constrict the burdened area so ...

H is for Health

Health means different things to different people.  For some it is physical endurance.  For others it is beating a debilitating disease.  For others it is improving what they put in their mouth.  Define what health is for you and then do you research to optimize it.  Do you have high blood pressure? Is it hereditary?  What do you need to ...

G is for Goals

I will admit, I am not one to set too many goals when it comes to fitness.  A friend once told me to sign up for a race therefore I would have a goal to strive for to help with my long distance run training.  It didn’t help – signing up for a half marathon did not actually make me train more or harder than I normally would.    Now ...